Open now thy gates of beauty,
Zion, let me enter there,
Where my soul in joyful duty
Waits for God Who answers prayer.
Oh, how blessèd is this place,
Filled with solace, light, and grace!
Gracious God, I come before Thee,
Come Thou also unto me;
Where we find Thee and adore Thee,
There a heav’n on earth must be.
To my heart, oh, enter Thou,
Let it be Thy temple now!
Here Thy praise is gladly chanted,
Here Thy seed is duly sown;
Let my soul, where it is planted,
Bring forth precious sheaves alone,
So that all I hear may be
Fruitful unto life in me.
Thou my faith increase and quicken,
Let me keep Thy gift divine,
Howsoe’er temptations thicken;
May Thy Word still o’er me shine
As my guiding star through life,
As my comfort in my strife.
Speak, O God, and I will hear Thee,
Let Thy will be done indeed;
May I undisturbed draw near Thee
While Thou dost Thy people feed.
Here of life the fountain flows;
Here is balm for all our woes.
Wonderful prayer, sets the pace for my own prayer.
Oh! Oui! Que les portes de beauté s’ouvrent! Que nous puissions y entrer! et qu’elles demeurent pour toujours ouvertes, afin que s’accomplisse: ” Esaïe 66: 23″! Viens! Viens! Jérusalem sainte! Nous te voulons Toi et ton Roi! Nous te voulons Toi et ton Dieu! Amen! Cerneau
Indeed truly my heart’s prayer. What inspiration and sense of truth and holiness believing song writers had in those times.
I’ll join the previous comments by stating that this song has a lot of inspirational thoughts yea messages to guide us along our Christian journey.
“To my heart, Oh, enter thou!
Let it be thy temple now”.
Thanks be to God.